Don’t Wait to Vaccinate

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Caring for Children Foundation of Texas, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas and Trinity United Methodist Church to offer children the opportunity to get vaccinated FREE before the beginning of the school term.

When: August 21, 2012 from 5 – 7 p.m.

Where: Trinity United Methodist Church, 1302 S. Clark, Duncanville, TX 75137

What: August is National Immunization Awareness Month and kids need their shots before heading back to school.

The Caring for Children Foundation of Texas, collaborating with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas and Trinity United Methodist Church will be sponsoring a clinic offering vaccinations FREE to VFC eligible students.

To receive these free vaccinations a student must be Texas Vaccine for Children eligible.

Your child is eligible if he/she:

  • Has no insurance or has insurance that does not cover vaccines. Families with insurance are encouraged to check with their insurance company to verify covered vaccines. Specifically HPV for boys may not be covered by insurance.
  • CHIP or Medicaid
  • American Indian or Alaskan Native

As of January 1, 2012 Texas law requires meningococcal vaccination for college admission. Students who have not turned 19 and who are VFC eligible may receive the meningococcal vaccination as well as other highly recommended vaccinations at these clinics.

Parents or guardians must bring child’s immunization record.

Children 17 and under must be accompanied by parent or guardian.